We need your help today to encourage the
House of Representatives to fund the Pediatric Subspecialty Loan Repayment
Program. This program was created in 2010 but has yet to be funded by
Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) is asking
other members of the House to sign his letter to Congressional appropriators
urging them to provide funding for this program. The letter requests an
initial investment of $5 million to start the program.
You can help by urging your own member of
House of Representatives to sign Rep. McDermott's letter. Your representative
needs to sign on by
Tuesday, April 16.
Call your U.S. representative as soon as possible
and tell them to:
"Support funding for the Pediatric
Subspecialty Loan Repayment Program by signing on to Rep. McDermott's letter
requesting $5 million in funding."
- I am a pediatric
subspecialist from your district and I see first-hand how shortages of
subspecialty providers impact children.
- There are serious shortages of
pediatric subspecialists and child mental health care providers across
- These shortages result in
children with serious medical conditions needing to wait unacceptably
long for appointments, having to travel great distances to find a
provider, or simply going without the care they need.
- The Pediatric Subspecialty Loan
Repayment program will help improve the access of children to needed
- This program would provide up
to $35,000 per year in loan repayment for pediatric subspecialists who
work in underserved areas.
Click here to find the phone number for your
If you have any questions, please contact James Baumberger.
This advocacy work will be funded
substantially by increasing membership among pediatric
hematologists/oncologists in the AAP. We count on you to help us advance this
important work. Join AAP or renew by calling 800.433.9016 ext. 5897 with
code N-ASPHO to take advantage of a special offer. Thank you.